Politics

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Holiday Social 12/12/16

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Mon, Dec 12 2016 - 6:30pm

Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, Huffington Post; Twitter
Steven Tavares, Founder of the Hyperlocal Government and Politics News Site, the East Bay Citizen; Twitter
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco Read more »

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Max Stier: How to Ensure a Smooth Presidential Transition

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Thu, Dec 8 2016 - 6:30pm

Max Stier, Founding President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service 
In conversation with Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Company Director Emeritus; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors. Read more »

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What Now for California?

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Thu, Dec 1 2016 - 6:30pm

Christine Pelosi, Superdelegate for Democratic Party; Political Strategist
Duf Sundheim, 2016 Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
Tony Strickland, Former California State Senator; California Chairman, The Committee for American Sovereignty
Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember Read more »

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Post-election Town Hall: What Happened? What's Next? A Week to Week Special

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Thu, Nov 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS San Francisco; Twitter  
Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor, Michigan; Co-chair, Clinton Presidential Transition Team

On November 8, the country elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. The insurgent campaign by the New York businessman surprised everyone—Democrats, the media, and even his own party. Many people especially here in the Bay Area have been shocked by the results and have been expressing a mixture of uncertainty and even fear about what comes next. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 11/7/16

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Mon, Nov 7 2016 - 6:30pm

C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times; Twitter
Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter

It will be one day before the big election day; most of you will have already voted and are now biting your nails for the final outcome. Read more »

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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

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Wed, Oct 26 2016 - 12:00pm

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator (D-California); Author, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life; Twitter
Holly Kernan, Executive Editor, News, KQED—Moderator

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

"One goal of this memoir is to inspire people to fight for change. It takes what I call the Art of Tough and I've had to do it all my life." —Senator Barbara Boxer Read more »

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Election Education: An Evening with Rep. Eric Swalwell

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Thu, Oct 20 2016 - 6:30pm

Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D, CA-15)
Nellie Bowles, Silicon Valley Correspondent, HBO'S "Vice News Tonight"—Moderator

Congressman Eric Swalwell has quickly made a name for himself as the voice of the millennial generation in Congress. The first person in his family to go to college, Rep. Swalwell is fighting for student loan reform and advocating for affordable housing and paid family leave. Read more »

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Presidential Debate Watch Party 10/19

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 5:30pm

Join INFORUM, Brigade and KQED at the swanky Hotel Zetta to watch all three 2016 presidential debates! Read more »

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Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

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Tue, Oct 18 2016 - 6:00pm

Elaine Kamarck, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author, Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

Elaine Kamarck argues that for most of their lives, Americans have experienced government failure. The idea that government can and will produce results, implement policy, and efficiently govern the nation is met with rolled eyes. Kamarck explores the failings of presidents Carter, Bush and Obama with a bipartisan analysis of how and why each fiasco occurred. Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 10/17/16

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Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter
Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook; Twitter  
Scott Shafer, Senior Editor, California Politics and Government, KQED; Twitter

Election Day is almost here. Some of you will have already voted, and are now biting your nails for the final outcome. Read more »

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